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#V4MSU: Michigan State adds kicker Jack Olsen to 2020 recruiting class

Michigan State v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

The Michigan State Spartans are having a good weekend. MSU has had two players commit to the football program in as many days, as kicker Jack Olsen announced his decision on Saturday evening.

The Spartans also picked up a commitment from Kyle King, a three-star defensive end out of Indiana, on Friday night.

Olsen, out of Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Illinois, is the No. 1 ranked kicker in the 2020 class in Korn Blue Kicking’s “Fab 50” rankings. He also holds the Illinois state record for most field goals in a single game with eight!

Olsen held offers from Indiana, Army, Miami (OH), Yale and Illinois State. The Spartans just offered the kicker on June 6.

According to Olsen’s Korn Blue Kicking profile, he also is strong academically, with a 3.92 grade point average. Additionally, he was named as a second team Max Preps All-American selection in 2018.

Michigan State currently has three kickers on the roster: junior placekicker Matt Coghlin, sophomore kickoff specialist Cole Hahn, and sophomore Tyler Hunt who also handled punting duties in 2018, following Jake Hartbarger’s injury, until Hunt himself was injured. The Spartans also added punter/kicker Evan Morris in the 2019 class.

Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class now stands at six players. Olsen is currently the only special teams player.

Check out some of Olsen’s kicking highlights — where he can be seen hitting from 65 yards out with ease — in the videos below: